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Senior Program Officer I - Integrated SBC State Coordinator

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Breakthrough ACTION is recruiting for Full time Senior Program Officer I - Integrated SBC State Coordinator

Job Description

Breakthrough ACTION / Nigeria is a new five-year, USAID-funded project. The goal of Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria is to increase the practice of 17 priority individual and household level behaviors and five provider targeted behaviors in the areas of malaria; maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition; family planning and reproductive health (RH); and tuberculosis, while increasing the capacity of national and sub-national entities to coordinate and oversee quality SBC programming. Implementation will vary by health area across eleven states.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Program Officer I - Integrated SBC State Coordinator

Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria is a five-year, USAID-funded project. The goal of Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria is to increase the practice of 17 priority individual and household level behaviors and five provider targeted behaviors in the areas of malaria; maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition; family planning and reproductive health (RH); and tuberculosis, while increasing the capacity of national and sub-national entities to coordinate and oversee quality SBC programming. Implementation will vary by health area across eleven states.

Summary

  • The Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria State Coordinator for an integrated SBC intervention state will provide technical and programmatic leadership for all integrated MNCH, Family Planning, Nutrition, Malaria SBC activities - including community mobilization, advocacy, mass media, provider behaviour, M&E and other interventions - in the assigned state.
  • S/he will report directly to the BA-Nigeria Deputy Director and works in close consultation with other BA-Nigeria technical leads at Abuja country office and the BA-Nigeria Project Director.

Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesIn addition to the overall technical inputs to the project as described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist Deputy Project Director with the development and implementation of the integrated MNCH Family Planning, Nutrition, Malaria including Advocacy, Demand Generation and Service Provider IPC/C components of the project in the State, as assigned.
  • Lead the BA-Nigeria state team to implement integrated SBC program approaches at state level
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships at the state level with USAID and other implementing partners, State SPHCDA/SMOHs and other key stakeholders, with guidance from and in collaboration with the Deputy Project Director and Project Director.
  • Coordinate closely with the BA-Nigeria Abuja country office team
  • Compilation and submission of timely activity and program reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis, disseminate program success stories, and other reporting duties as assigned.
  • Assist with design and oversee implementation of the all project activities at the state level, including monitoring and evaluation system.
  • The position will be based in one of the listed BA-Nigeria Integrated SBC states
  • Travel to project focal areas within the state is expected to be approximately 40% or more.
  • Perform job duties/responsibilities in support of JHU-CCP’s Mission and Values, as appropriate.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by Supervisor or Project Director.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position will supervise approximately 4-8 state level staff.

 

Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

7

Qualifications
B.Sc /MSc /MPH
Other Requirements

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Social Science, Humanities, other) required. Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field will give significant advantage.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience managing a Family Planning, Malaria or related Reproductive Health programs in Nigeria. Advocacy, SBCC and/or Community Mobilization expertise highly valued.
  • Excellent communication, and organizational skills; and ability to influence and facilitate advocacy agendas at LGA and State level
  • Understanding of local communities and cultures in the state of assignment, and ability to communicate fluently in the commonly spoken local language.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult settings, including remote rural areas of Nigeria.

Application Closing Date6th Janaury, 2020.

How to Apply


Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letters and CV only as one PDF document to: hiring@ba-nigeria.org The subject line of your e-mail should be the Job title along with the location. E.g. “SPO - Integrated SBC State Coordinator, Abuja".

Application InstructionsYour Cover Letter should include the following:

  • Address the education/experience requirement specified for the position with specific examples where necessary.
  • Language skills. (Please note that language skills will be tested during interviews for shortlisted candidates.)
  • Include the specific date when you would be able to begin work.
  • CV and Cover Letter PDF file name must be your first and last name in CAPS (e.g.: JOHN ADO).
  • Do not include any additional certificates or documentation. Any applications that include certificates or other documents will be deleted immediately

Note: To apply for this position, please follow the instructions exactly as described above. Any submissions that do not follow the instructions exactly will be discarded without review.

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About Breakthrough ACTION
Breakthrough ACTION ignites collective action and encourages people to adopt healthier behaviors—from using modern contraceptive methods and sleeping under bed nets to being tested for HIV—by forging, testing, and scaling up new and hybrid approaches to social and behavior change (SBC).Firmly grounded in proven practices, Breakthrough ACTION works in partnership with governments, civil society, and communities around the world to implement creative and sustainable SBC programming, nu...
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Job Summary
Published
December 19, 2019
Offer Type
Full time
Experience
Minimum of 7years
Location
Abuja Federal Capital Territory
Deadline
January 6, 2020
Specialization
NGO / Community Services
Industries
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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